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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Twenty members of the senior team at Beattie, the integrated communications agency, are celebrating clocking up more than 250 years of service between them.

The company, which prides itself on being a great place to work, boasts 20 “veterans” who have spent a decade or more as part of the Beattie family.

And their collective time put in with the company amounts to 266 years.

CEO Laurna Woods has been with the company for 22 years while three others are close to hitting two decades – Yvonne Bell and Janice Scougall in the accounts department have enjoyed 19 and 17 years respectively, while Director and crisis expert Chris Gilmour has stayed for 17 years.

“There can’t be many creative agencies in the UK with so many long-term staffers,” said Woods.

“We pride ourselves on being an agency where people come first and the stability of our senior team is a big selling point with clients.”

Gordon Beattie said: “When I founded Beattie in Scotland 31 years ago, I would never have dreamed we’d end up with headquarters in London and a network of offices across the UK, Ireland and Canada.

“The permanence of our senior team is one of the main reasons we have grown from a small agency into a company with 130 people, a group turnover approaching £20m and four headline brands – Beattie, 11ten, Only, and Beattie Tartan in Canada.

“What delights me is that we tend to recruit people as juniors and see them progress up the company. Laurna, for instance, started as an account executive and ended up running the company.”

Many of the agency stalwarts got together for a celebration photograph with CEO Laurna Woods and agency founder Gordon Beattie.



Company founder and president Gordon Beattie with CEO Laurna Woods (seated) with (from left to right): Hannah Burford, Lesley McIvor, Hazel Brynes, Douglas Mackay, Joanne Spence, Kylie McGuffog, Chris Gilmour, Elspeth Brown, Janice Scougall and Yvonne Bell.


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